The Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum, the city's main history repository, will then take over the dilapidated building from the Historical Society in hopes of breathing new life into the derelict building, Aberdeen Room's Charlotte Cronin said.
The call will be going out for volunteers of all stripes – plumbers, movers, "anyone who can donate their services" – to help make the building usable again, Cronin said Wednesday.
"We are just open to anything," she said regarding donations and work on the building.
Maryland Portable Concrete, Vulcan and York Building Products are among the companies that are contributing materials for the foundation work, Skowronski said.
The Aberdeen Room, meanwhile, will consider moving into the former train stop when it's finally renovated, which could still be a ways off, depending on how that work is done.
"Right now, we are just looking to get it rehabilitated," Cronin cautioned, but she said museum leaders would be interested in relocating from their existing storefront headquarters on Howard Street downtown.
"It would be very nice if we could do that," she said.
Although the train station does not "have all the room in the world," it has a second story with an office, Cronin said and it would definitely "be historic."
The old station had been considered for commercial uses, such as a restaurant, Skowronski told city officials last year when they began pushing for something to either happen on the renovation front or they would consider razing it.
A restaurant now seems unlikely, however, Jon Livezey, the Aberdeen Room's treasurer, said.